Winy Maas on Architecture by Road
Winy Mass' lecture at the University of Michigan is now online
Written Biography of Glass Farm Schijndel: 33 years construction process - reading like a novel
“Why did they do this?” is a question often heard after the completion of a building. MVRDV has completed over the last years buildings that are the result of years of work, negotiations and development process. The Glass Farm, is the second book in a series about MVRDV buildings which tries to make the complex production of architecture accessible to a larger audience. It took MVRDV 33 years to realise. The book is now available in book stores and online: www.naibooksellers.nl/glassfarmMore info
Vertical Village Sculpture at the Salone 2014, Milan
MVRDV, Sixinch and Interni exhibit the Vertical Village Sculpture at this years Salone in Milan in the context of the Interni event 'Feeding Idea's for the City" . The installation consists of 77 coated foam cushions by which different compositions can be constructed. The cushions are now for sale as furniture collection: www.vertical-village.comMore info
It’s a house – and you can sit on it ! MVRDV launch Vertical Village furniture
MVRDV and Belgian furniture label Sixinch have launched a furniture collection. A series of colourful, playful and enjoyable coated foam ‘houses’ which are a result of the Vertical Village research conducted by MVRDV. Initially designed as sculpture pieces, the objects have become popular furniture and are now available online at www.vertical-village.com. They are to be displayed during Salone 2014 in Milan.
Wake Up in it visits MVRDV during IABR: Sleep at MVRDV
Wake Up In It is an initiative connected to festivals in Rotterdam, for each festival they match guests and participants. For North Sea Jazz visitors can book a night in the house of Jazz musicians. For the IABR (28 May to August 24th) the initiative offers nights in the homes of Rotterdam architects.More info
Winy Maas about the Barcode Project in Oslo: I hope there are shops, restaurants and life here
Watch what Winy Maas has to say about MVRDV's Barcode in Olso!Just click here. More info
Construction start on Cheung Fai Building transformation, Hong Kong
GAW Capital and MVRDV have started construction on the Cheung Fai building in Hong Kong which transforms a former warehouse into offices for creative companies. The building with a
surface of 18.000 m² is situated at Kwun Tong waterfront in Hong Kong’s new designated business area of East Kowloon. The transformation aims to create a luxurious loft style working environment by replacing everything but the primary concrete structure of the building with glass and stainless steel infill, exposing the building’s infrastructure. Completion is scheduled for September 2015.
To our friends in India and around the world: Happy Holi 2014
For the festive occasion we splashed some colors onto our Mirador Building.More info
MVRDV donates UPV model to TU Munich Architekturmuseum at Pinakothek der Moderne
MVRDV has donated the original Unterföhring Park Village competition model ‘Interior City’ from 1999 with a value of € 20,000 to the architecture museum of TU Munich at the Pinakothek der Moderne forming part of one of the largest architectural collections in Europe. It will first be presented during the ‘Show and Tell’ exhibition opening on 13th March 2014.More info
MVRDV Presents Public Art Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Today the city of Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and MVRDV present the design for the new Collection Building. The building with a surface of 15.000m2 is an open art depot featuring exhibition halls, a sculpture roof garden and a restaurant. The public can see what’s going on behind the scenes in a museum and private art collectors will be able to store their own collection in ideal Museum conditions. The design – a reflective round volume – responds to its surroundings, Rotterdam’s Museumpark in which it will be completed in 2017. The allocated budget is 50 million Euro.More info
MVRDV Buildings monograph: one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2013
MVRDV Buildings monograph has been selected as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2013. It is now a contender for the World Best Book Designs which will be awarded during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2014.
Facade test on site for Roskilde Rockmagneten
Rockmagneten - Denmark's new museum of rock music - moves ahead with this facade mock-up, no, its not a Photoshop! The test is already breathing life into the abandoned factory area of Unicon in Roskilde, Denmark. The museum will open it's doors in 2015. MVRDV collaborates with Danish architects COBE.
MVRDV wins competition public art depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
MVRDV was chosen winner of the competition for a 14.000m2 public-private art depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Rotterdam city council will decide at the end of 2014 whether to realize the building. After winning MVRDV was disqualified from the competition for a breach of the tender regulation but won a preliminary injunction at the court of justice of Rotterdam.
CNN lists Market Hall among the world top 10 architectural structures to be completed in 2014
“This tunnel-shaped structure in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam is designed as a hybrid between a bustling open-air market, and residential apartments. The project, by Dutch architects MVRDV, is part of the regeneration plan of the city center, which was damaged badly in World War II bombing raids.”More info